I’m absolutely delighted with how well this wooden butcher’s black came out! I was a bit reticent to buy it because the wood was quite scratched, and there were loads of stains on the top of the block from years of use. We’ve given it a good sanding and treated the legs with Woodoc oil and the top with ‘block butter’ – a bees wax treatment designed specifically for bread boards and butcher’s block that’s sadly only available from overseas, but I’m sure that you could find a local replacement (the wood does need treating to keep it looking good). The marks from using it as a cutting board still remain, but I quite like that – it adds a certain authenticity to the piece and shows that it’s got some age to it. I’m not sure how old it is though? The friend who sold it to me seemed to think that it was quite an old piece, and going on how well constructed it is, I think she might be right. The wood is solid (and I mean solid!) – sadly I just don’t think people make things like this anymore.
This is a seriously great piece of furniture – if they have the space in their kitchen, this is probably one of the coolest gifts you could give someone who’s seriously into their cooking!
P.S. A similar piece is selling on ebay for $700 (R7000)!
Dimensions: Approx. 1m tall x 50cm wide (a guesstimate because I forgot to take measurements!)
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